Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that’s common in men as they get older, causes problems with urination. Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy is a minimally invasive in-office procedure for men with BPH symptoms. Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates is the first practice in Northwest Arkansas to offer Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy. To find out more about the treatment, call the office in Springdale, Rogers, Siloam Springs, or Eureka Springs, Arkansas, or schedule an appointment online today.
BPH is an enlarged prostate. Your prostate is a walnut-sized gland located under your bladder and around your urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from your bladder and out of your body.
Your prostate gland doubles in size during puberty. Then, around age 25, it resumes growth and keeps growing for the rest of your life.
As the prostate gets bigger, it squeezes the urethra, slowing or blocking the flow of urine. Your enlarging prostate makes it harder for you to fully empty your bladder, and you may experience an increase in urination or urinary urgency.
Though BPH is a benign condition, your enlarged prostate causes symptoms that may disrupt your daily life. Rather than suffer, you have many effective treatments for BPH that can ease your symptoms. One such option is Rezūm™ Water Vapor Therapy.
Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy is a minimally invasive in-office treatment for BPH. The innovative nonsurgical treatment uses steam to reduce the excess prostate tissue that is causing your BPH symptoms.
Your provider at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates determines if you're a candidate for Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy after an initial consultation.
You may be a candidate for Rezūm if you have BPH symptoms that affect your quality of life. The team performs the procedure on men 50 years of age or older who are looking for an effective treatment for their BPH and want to stop taking BPH medications.
The team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates reviews the details of your Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy at your consultation. They perform the procedures at the office using oral sedation or a local anesthetic.
During the procedure, your urologist uses the Rezūm device to inject sterile water vapor into your prostate gland. Depending on the size of your prostate, you may need 2-7 injections. Each injection takes about nine seconds.
The heat energy from the vapor disrupts and destroys the prostate cells. Your body then removes the dead cells over time, resulting in a smaller prostate gland.
The team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates may recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure. You should be able to go back to your regular activities within a few days.
Though results vary, most patients see improvements in their symptoms within two weeks. Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy provides long-term symptom relief and preserves your erectile and urinary functions.
To learn more about Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy for BPH, call Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates, or schedule an appointment online today.